Governor: State Stepping Up, People Should Stay In

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan has put out every available road crew and has increased state police patrols in response to the heavy snowfall and the deep freeze forecast to follow it.

Snyder says Michigan residents can help, too, by looking in on friends and neighbors while staying off roads as much as possible.

A foot of snow was on the ground already by Sunday evening in parts of the Lower Peninsula, with more on the way.

In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Snyder says the primary responsibility for responding to the storm lies with local government and school officials.

As for taking personal responsibility, he says people can help themselves by dressing themselves and their children appropriately and driving as little as possible.

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